to hang out: to spend time, usually being idle or unproductive
- Luka likes to hang out and play video games with his friends.
- I spent all weekend hanging out at home. I didn’t do anything exciting.
to hang up: to place clothes on a hook ot hanger (S); to replace the receiver on the phone at the end of a conversation (S)
- Would you like me to hang up your coat for you in the closet?
- The operator told me hang the phone up and call the number again.
to count on: to trust someone in time of need (also: to depend on)
- I can count on my parents to help me in an emergency.
- Don’t depend on Frank to lend you any money: he doesn’t have any.
to make friends: to become friendly with others
- Patricia is a shy girl and doesn’t make friends easily.
- During rhe cruise Ronald made friends with almost everyone on the ship.
out of order: not in working condition
- The elevator was out of order, so we had to walk to the tenth floor of the building.
- We couldn’t use the soft drink machine because it was out of order.
to get to: to be able to do something special; to arrive at a place, such as home ,work, etc.
For the second definition, do not use the preposition to with the words home or there.
- The children got to stay up late and watch a good movie for the family.
to look over: to examine, to inspect closely (also: to go over, to read over, to check over)
Go over is different from the other forms because it is not separable.
- I want to look my homework over again before I give it to the teacher.
- The politician went over his speech before the important presentation.
- You should never sign any legal paper without checking it over first.
to have ( time) off: to have free time, not to have to work (also: to take time off (S))
The related form (S) to take time off is used when someone makes a decision to have free time, usually to go on vacation or to relax.
- Every morning the company workers have time off for a coffe break .
- Several workers took the afternoon off to go to a baseball game.
to go on: to happen ; to resume, to continue (also: to keep on)
- Many people gathered near the accident to see what was going on.
- The moderator tried to interrupt him, he went on for another ten minutes.
- The speaker kept on talking even though most of the audience had left.
to put out: to extinguish
- No smoking is allowed in here. Please put out your cigarette.
- The fire fighteers worked hard to put the brush fire out.
all of a sudden: suddenly, without warning
- All of a sudden Ed appeared at the door. We weren’t expecting him to drop by.
ahead of time: before a scheduled time or event
- I knew ahead of time that Craig was coming to denner, so I cooked extra food.
- If you take time off of work, you should tell your boss ahead of time.